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Edwin Muir

(1887—1959) poet and literary critic

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Adelphi

Adelphi  

Started in 1923 as a monthly journal under the editorship of J. M. Murry, intended as a mouthpiece for D. H. Lawrence and himself. From 1927 it became a quarterly entitled the New Adelphi. Murry's ...
Adrian Stokes

Adrian Stokes  

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(b London, 27 Oct. 1902; d London, 15 Dec. 1972).British writer and painter. An intensely subjective writer with an interest in psychoanalysis, Stokes responded passionately, even ecstatically, to ...
Apes of God

Apes of God  

A novel by Wyndham Lewis, published in 1930. The novel, a satirical roman-à-clef, established Lewis's reputation as the scourge of literary London and ‘Enemy’ of such circles as the Bloomsbury ...
Botteghe oscure

Botteghe oscure  

A review edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (1949–60), which established itself as a leading international periodical. The contributors, who included Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Günter ...
(Christopher) John Holloway

(Christopher) John Holloway  

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(1920– ),was born in London. He is a life fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. He published his first book collection, The Minute and Other Poems (Hessle, 1956) in the year ...
Dabney Stuart

Dabney Stuart  

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(1937– ),was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was educated at Davidson College and Harvard University and teaches at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where since 1988 he has ...
Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings  

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(1926–2001),poet; her early poems appeared in several collections and in Robert Conquest's New Lines (1956). Her subsequent volumes of verse (e.g. Recoveries, 1964; The Mind has Mountains, 1966) are ...
Faber Book of Modern Verse

Faber Book of Modern Verse  

An anthology published in 1936, edited by Michael Roberts, which did much to influence taste and establish the reputations of a rising generation of poets, including Auden, MacNeice, Empson, Graves, ...
George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown  

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(1921–96),poet, novelist, short‐story writer, and journalist: b. Stromness, Orkney; educ. Dalkeith 1950s and Edinburgh (University); drinks in bars of Rose St., Edinburgh 1950s and 1960s; lives at 3 ...
Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid  

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1892–1978)Scottish poet and writer.The son of a postman, Hugh MacDiarmid was born in Langholm and attended Langholm Academy before going on to Edinburgh University. He served in the army during World ...
J. C. Hall

J. C. Hall  

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(1920– ),was born in London and educated at Leighton Park School, Reading, and Oxford. While at Oxford, Hall was an editor of Fords and Bridges and contributed to its successor ...
Lion Feuchtwanger

Lion Feuchtwanger  

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(1884–1958) German Jewish novelistThe Ugly Duchess [Die hässliche Herzogin] (1923) FictionJud Süss (1925) FictionThe Ugly Duchess [Die hässliche Herzogin] (1923) FictionJud Süss (1925) Fiction
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Listener  

A BBC weekly magazine, of which the first number appeared on 16 Jan. 1929, the last in 1991; it published reviews, broadcasts, essays, poetry, etc. Its literary editor from 1935 to 1959 was J. B. ...
London Magazine

London Magazine  

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A periodical founded in 1954 by John Lehmann as a monthly journal of poetry, prose fiction, and criticism. During its early years contributors included Graham Greene, V. S. Pritchett, Edwin ...
Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer  

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(1885–1977),New York poet, most of whose writings may be classified in four categories: his original poetry, distinguished by a luxurious romantic quality, such as Roast Leviathan (1923) and Burning ...
Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje  

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(1943– ),Canadian poet and novelist, born in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), educated at the University of Toronto and at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He first came to critical notice as a ...
Muir, Edwin

Muir, Edwin (1887–1959)   Reference library

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Poet and translator, was born on his father’s rented farm on Deerness, Orkney; two years later the family moved to

Muir, Edwin

Muir, Edwin   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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The first half of the twentieth century saw two important Anglophone poets emerge in Scotland: Edwin Muir (1887–1959)

Muir, Edwin

Muir, Edwin (1887–1959)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953. Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, when his family moved to ... More
New Age

New Age  

Journal originally founded as a liberal weekly in 1894; it was not a success until it was acquired by A. R. Orage in association with G. B. Shaw and Holbrook ...

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